New Overwatch hero Moira and new map revealed

BlizzCon 2017: Overwatch to Get New Hero Moira, New BlizzardWorld Map Soon
New Overwatch Character Moira Announced, while Reinhardt Gets an Epic Animated Short
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04 November, 2017

Announced at Blizzcon 2017 today, the next Overwatch map is modeled after a fictional Blizzard theme park (for a second I thought a real Blizzard theme park was coming) called Blizzard World.

First of all, the game is getting a new heroine (or more appropriately, a villainess), Moira, who is a support hero with biotic abilities combining recovery and attack. It's not entirely clear how her abilities work, but it seems that she will function kind of like Zenyatta in that players will need to swap between damage and healing.

Blizzard has revealed Overwatch's 26th hero, the talented and ambitious Talon geneticist, Moira O'Deorain. She will also sport a movement ability, fade, which will allow her to quickly teleport over a short distance.

No word yet on when Moira will hit PTR, but expect her to be a bit controversial (just like nearly all new Overwatch characters). Further details on Moira can be viewed on her Overwatch hero page.

All of Overwatch's other maps have tied into and broadened the game's lore in some way; for instance, Eco Point Antarctica let us see what Mei's life was like before she got into the hero business.

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Along with BlizzardWorld, we also saw a brand new hero, Moira.

Coalescence - Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies.

Overwatch is a big deal at Blizzard 2017 and the development team revealed the new content coming to the shooter. Blizzard World, as it is called, is a hybrid map that is part assault and part payload.

What do you think of these latest additions to Overwatch?


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